SectionWhy do gradient fills display crudely on screen?

Gradient fills display crudely on the screen for speed reasons. PageStream can fill very complex shapes such as text and freehand paths, so making them fast is one of the biggest challenges programming-wise. However, they will print at the highest quality possible on the destination printer.

SectionWhy are the bitmapped patterns blocky on my printouts?
Bitmapped patterns have a fixed resolution of 72 dpi (dots per inch), way below the lowest printing resolutions permitted by most printers today. As a result, they will appear blocky in the printouts. They are useful for projects designed to be displayed on a monitor, but are not suitable for professional illustration because of their low resolution output.


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